Anjelah Johnson is an actress and comedian who earned fame for playing her self-scripted role, Bon Qui Qui, a rude fast food employee turned music star, on the series MADtv. She also played a Vietnamese nail salon employee, My Linh/Tammy, on the show.
Last year, the actress shared that she does not want kids of her own. But who is her husband? Dive in to learn exciting facts about the comedian.
Married with No Children
Anjelah Johnson is married to Manwell Reyes, a member of the Group 1 Crew. According to the comedian, the two started dating in 2010. She also shared that she pretended to like wearing heels, and her boyfriend pretended to like Mexican food during the early times of their relationship. Nonetheless, the duo tied the knot on June 11, 2011, in Half Moon Bay, California.
Although Anjelah and her husband have been married for over a decade, the duo does not share any children. She shared that she and her husband do not wish to have children on their own, although they enjoy spending time with their nieces and nephews.
From N.F.L. Cheerleader to an Actor
Anjelah moved to LA in 2005 and pursued a career in comedy, and took improv classes. She quickly made headlines for her own shows and stand-up routine, comprising her impression of a Vietnamese nail salon employee earned her a huge YouTube attention.
In 2007, Anjelah joined the cast of MADtv, where she mostly played her self-scripted character Bon Qui Qui. The following year, she was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series for her work on MADtv. In addition, she was also given a one-hour Comedy Central Special, Anjelah Johnson: That’s How We Do It, in 2009.
Her fame earned her roles in movies like Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Our Family Wedding. She also became the “T.C. Girl”, a spokesperson for Mexican Restaurant Taco Cabana. In 2012, she became the national campaign spokesperson for the “Don’t be an S.O.V.” campaign led by vRide.
In 2013, the actress reprised her role for a skit and released her second stand-up comedy special, “Homecoming Show“, on Netflix. Her third stand-up special, “Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy”, was released in October 2015. Nonetheless, she has appeared on shows and movies like The Book of Life, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, The Opening Act, and Superstore.
Anjelah Johnson is of Mixed Descent
Anjelah Nicole Johnson-Reyes was born in 1982 in San Jose, California. She celebrates her birthday on May 14, which makes her age 39. She was born to a Mexican-American family and grew up alongside a sister.
Anjelah was a Pop Warner cheerleader at the age of eight and studied speech communications at De Anza College. Likewise, she was a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders after being inducted in 2002. She was also named the Rookie of the Year and performed at Super Bowl XXXVII.